Two Potsdam students win new bikes from Potsdam Kiwanis
POTSDAM -- The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam held a bike giveaway recently.At this time of year, the club would usually hold a bike raffle to fund the many children’s programs it supports during the year, such as the Lawrence Avenue K-Kids, Potsdam High School Key Club and Clarkson Circle K.
This year, the membership voted to bring the raffle to the students, without raising funds.
Walmart donated two bicycles. The Kiwanis also approached Canton-Potsdam Hospital to see if they could donate helmets to go with the bikes, and they donated four helmets.
Wednesday, Kiwanis President Dan Fritz and club members Matt LaVigne and Carla Ingram went to Kingston Middle School, with the idea of holding a raffle for the fifth grade students.
The fifth grade teachers, Doug Saber, Todd Kaiser, Jim Kirka, Rich Seifert, Heather Snell and Lynn Tharrett, helped with the presentation and giveaway. Saber pulled out a jar with all of the names of the students. MaKenzie Martin was first to be drawn, and Montana Cook was the second winner. Two more students, Brooke Moore and Hunter Wilson, won bike helmets.
The event seemed to go well, and Kiwanis will be discussing doing this every year.
For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Potsdam or any of their projects, contact President Dan Fritz at [email protected].